Quick, think of a video game! Now hold that in your mind while I ask you a question: was the game you thought of completely combat-centric? The vast majority of games are, and while that theme holds steady in video gaming, tabletop gaming has shown that compelling gameplay doesn’t need to hold itself up with direct conflict. Barons of the Galaxy provides a calculated space-trading experience with massive multiplayer and deep political elements – and you can play it right now.

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The game itself is already more or less finished, developed by Ofir Maimon in his free time, but despite his talents in game development, his game is missing one essential thing: artwork for the game’s 25 units. That’s where Kickstarter backers like you can help. Barons of the Galaxy is currently campaigning for $6,000, and with that cash infusion, they’ll be able to pay a professional 3D artist to finish up the game, and the best part about that is that the ships look like this…

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The detail! The angles! The orange stripes!

While the base $6,000 crowdfunding goal will allow the developer to have this art commissioned, the campaign’s stretch goals (starting at $10,000) promise to add interesting new gameplay features to what is already a pretty sweet game. I think Barons of the Galaxy has tremendous potential, so boop on over to the Kickstarter page for more information on this campaign, and visit the game’s official website to learn more, make an account, and start playing. Don’t miss out on this if you like tabletop gaming, strategy, or resource collection games!

Track the progress of the Barons of the Galaxy Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

Nathaniel Liles
Nathaniel Liles is a freelance writer, writing major, and indie musician based in Southern Indiana. While procrastinating or avoiding real-world responsibility, Nathaniel enjoys playing rhythm games, action RPGs, and very colorful games with many bright, flashing lights. You can listen to Nathaniel sing songs or download his music for free at http://nathanielliles.bandcamp.com/.
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